Re: Frozen system
--- Bob Walicki <email@example.com> wrote:
> This is probably a stupid question but I don't want to mess anything
> up. Our computer running Debian has frozen at the login screen. No
> keystrokes work, the mouse does nothing etc. Further you can't login
> other computers. Is there a 'best' way to restart the thing?
> better than simply hitting the 'restart' button on the box itself? I
> would rather not do that if I risk screwin anything up as the system
> to have simply crashed.
> Please reply to the address above.
Unless you have support for the magic SysReq key built into your
kernel, I'd say you have no other option than to cold boot.
If you do have magic Alt-SysReq enabled, then:
<Alt+SysReq>-s (sync disks),
<Alt+SysReq>-u (unmount disks),
<Alt+SysReq>-b (reboot, issued 20 second
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